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455th Bombardment Group (Heavy)

 
 
455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 10, 2016
1. 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker
Inscription.
In memory
455th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
San Giovanni Airfield, Italy
1943-1945

This oak tree, planted April, 1996, is in living memory of those who made the supreme sacrifice in the skies over Europe during World War II to preserve our freedoms.
This marker is dedicated to honor all who served.
Group combat mission: 255
Distinguished unit citations: Two
Battle campaigns; Ten
Squadrons: 740th, 741st, 742nd and 743rd
Dedicated 1996

"Vulgar Vultures" insignia
Image of a B-24
Fifteenth Air Force, 304th Wing insignia

 
Erected 1996.
 
Location. 38° 52.82′ N, 77° 4.213′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on Roosevelt Drive 0 miles west of Grant Drive, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. The marker and memorial tree are in Section 2 of the Arlington National Cemetery. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Khe Sanh Veterans (a few steps from this marker); 93rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) (within shouting distance of this marker); 484th Bombardment Group
455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, October 10, 2016
2. 455th Bombardment Group (Heavy) Marker
The marker and memorial tree in a view towards the south from Roosevelt Drive at Arlington National Cemetery.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 503rd Parachute Regimental Combat Team (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Marshal Sir John Dill (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil Air Patrol (within shouting distance of this marker); American Ex-Prisoners of War (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Infantry Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 10, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 120 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 10, 2016, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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